2018 Rugolin Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripa
2018 Rugolin Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripa The aroma of this 2018 wine is characteristically Italian – seductive and alluring. Taste: very well balanced. Lots of dark fruit, but everything deep in the mix, forming a refined, cohesive experience. Slight caramel note on the finish.
The limited number of bottles produced annually allows us to offer a very refined, high-quality product. We carefully select the best native grapes and pay special attention to choosing the best moment to harvest them. We work with the same dedication in every stage of the winemaking process, until the wines are ready for you to enjoy. We pay special attention to the ‘appassimento’ method, a centuries-old technique that distinguishes the winemaking tradition of Valpolicella in the production of the best red wines in the area: Recioto and Amarone. The best bunches of grapes are placed, one by one, and with extreme care, on the characteristic crates, and left to dry for three long months in special rooms known as ‘fruttai’, with a constant control of the environment and ventilation in order to guarantee optimal conditions for a successful drying process of the grapes. The result of this slow and delicate process is a substantial modification of the organoleptic notes that make these wines unique.
As a result, Corte Rugolin’s wine range reflects the centuries-old tradition of Valpolicella Classica: an Amarone and an Amarone Riserva, one Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, one Valpolicella Classico and Classico Superiore, and the traditional Recioto.
Among our products you will also find a Grappa Amarone, obtained from the marc (pressed grape skins) of the Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella grapes that are used to produce Amarone, as well as a cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil, made from Grignano olives.